Yeangder TPC-Preview What They Said

Wed 10 Sep 2014

Yeangder TPC-Preview What They Said

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Taipei, September 10: Read what players have to say ahead of the US$500,000 Yeangder TPC in Chinese Taipei this week.
Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha)
I injured my right elbow in Switzerland last week. I think because it was too cold. To be honest, I’m not sure if it is fully healed yet. I’ve been taking it easy on my swing. I haven’t really hit it hard yet.
I feel very good and confident on this golf course. It is not a long golf course so I’m very comfortable here. We’ve had a break during the summer and I’ve taken time to practice. I practice for about six to seven hours every day except on Sundays.
I was a bit lucky when I won last year. Chan Kim had a good chance but he made a few mistakes to give me an advantage. It is going to be an interesting week.
Anirban Lahiri of India Anirban Lahiri of India
Anirban Lahiri (Ind)
It was a good result last week. It is a good start to the second half of the year. I still have a lot of work to do if I want to challenge for the Order of Merit. I’m glad to be here.
I have played a little bit over the summer. I played in the two Majors (The Open Championship and PGA Championship) even though I wasn’t healthy. I was still a bit rusty in Switzerland but it is still better than previous summers where I didn’t play at all. Now I’m looking forward to the next three months. I’m very excited about that.
I usually get more comfortable as the week progresses. It probably has to do with my confidence after you come back to playing competitively after a while. I’m going to try to get off to a get start.
One of the Asian Tour members winning in Europe is fantastic. This is the first time that has happened. It is a great thing because we had the EurAsia Cup this year and everyone took notice. David (Lipski) emphasized that last week with his win which makes this interesting on the Order of Merit race. I have to pull up my socks and play my best. It will be good for me because it will motivate me to do better.
Lin Wen-tang (Tpe)
There is always some form of pressure playing in a tournament sponsored by my boss (Emmet Hsu). Emmet has been very supportive of us (players) and we will all try our best to win the tournament so as to repay his kindness. I will be trying out my new driver this week. I know it is risky but I have good feelings about it so I hope it will yield some good results this week. I haven’t played much on the Asian Tour this season actually but I’m pretty satisfied with my results so far. I’ve also won two tournaments locally and I’ve got a few good results as well. I will give myself 80 marks out of 100 if I have to rate my performance. I will try and get more good results in the remainder of the season.
The key to play well on this course is to hit as many greens as you can. Playing in Taiwan, we all know that the greens are very slow. Hopefully my putting will work out well this week.
Rikard Karlberg (Swe)
I’ve been playing very solid this year. The only cut I missed was in Indonesia and I hope that I will get a win soon. It has been four years since my double victories on the Asian Tour. I’m not feeling impatient. As long as I play good golf, I know the win will come sooner or later. When you feel that your game is getting better, you know that the big win is around the corner. I’ll be heading to Taipei and I’ll try to chase Anirban (Lahiri) and David (Lipsky) down.